LunarFest in Markham

February 2, 2020

February 2, 2020


Varley Art Gallery of Markham, 216 Main Street Unionville, Markham


Events Description

The rat symbolizes intelligence and flexibility—celebrate the Year of the Rat in Unionville like no other! Play as a cute rat as it races through the different foods of the world in “Kitchen Runners”! Try your hand at arts and crafts to make your very own lantern to take home, or bring good luck by decorating a personalized lucky charm! Join us for a celebration like no other!

The custom of pasting rice paper on walls went as far back as the Qin dynasty; smoother linen fibres later replaced rice so that painting and printing on paper became easier. By the 12th Century, the skill of papermaking had spread to the West through the Silk Route. In 2020, Lunar New Year is about to start a new cycle for the zodiac signs with the Year of the Rat. While most people are familiar with the 12 animal signs, artist Kuan-Chih Su of Taiwan created his own wallpaper with inspiration from the history of the wallpapers, and with elements from each of the 12 animals. Paper Fantasy will be displayed as a backdrop on the Lunar Stage. Can you find all the elements of the 12 zodiac animals?

Welcoming the Year of the Rat, LunarFest prepares five new Lunar New Year games for you! Play “Fortune Keeper” to check your fortune, “Kick Start” your next year, and use your physical coordination to knock on wood and get good luck. There are more games for you to experience, try Lunar Games at LunarFest and have a happy Lunar New Year!

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Date & Time:

Sunday, February 2, 2020 at 11 AM – 4 PM

Venue: Varley Art Gallery of Markham
216 Main Street Unionville
Markham, ON
L3R 2H1

Free Parking
Public transport accessible

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